Cancellations, Delays, or Dismissals

All Prairie Central Schools are open on Monday, March 16, 2020 with a two-hour early dismissal, but will be CLOSED by order of the governor beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020.  Schools are scheduled to reopen on Friday, May 1, 2020.  In the event that school closures are extended, we will post additional information on our website and on our Facebook pages.

Automated Calling

To: Prairie Central CUSD #8 Parents/Guardians:
Re: Automated (mass) Calling

The automated calling service for school cancellations or alerts can be quite convenient and helpful but, unfortunately, it is not without its flaws. In the event of inclement weather, please check local TV, radio, and this website for notices regarding school cancellations or delays. When an early-morning cancellation or delay is announced, only one (1) phone number will be called per student. This number is typically your home phone number. Only in emergencies (an unscheduled early-out once the school day has started, for instance) will multiple contacts be called. If you are routinely missing calls, please communicate with your child’s school to make certain the correct phone number is listed as your child’s primary number.

Thank you!

Additional Information

School closing information may be found on the following radio stations.

  • WJEZ (Pontiac)
  • Cumulus Media stations (WJBC, WBNQ, WLDC, WTRX)
  • WGCY (Gibson City)

School closing information may also be found on the following TV stations.

  • WCIA (Champaign)
  • WHOI/WEEK (Peoria)
  • WMBD (Peoria)

School closing information may also be found at the following sites. It is advised that you check more than one site.